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Priority Cycle Route Improvement Plan guidelines

Person in red jacket riding bicycle The Priority Cycle Route Improvement Plan guidelines and associated case studies provide a robust framework for developing a coordinated plan for complete cycle routes. 

They cover all stages in the project life cycle up to, but not including, business case. Concept designs are a key output of the process.

Priority cycle routes are the highest priority links in Principal Cycle Network Plans. They are identified in Priority Route Maps which are published as an addendum to each Principal Cycle Network Plan. 

Priority cycle routes are generally 3-5km in length – a comfortable distance to ride a bike. A Priority Cycle Route Improvement Plan does not need to cover an entire route but it should complete sufficient length to connect to the main places people want to ride on the route.

Last updated 02 August 2022